RECO’s Column on Escalation Clauses



To:                  Board Presidents

Board Executive Officers

Board PAC Chairs

Board GR Staff


Cc:                  OREA Government Relations Committee


From:             Matthew Thornton

Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications


Date:              June 6th, 2017

Re:                  FYI – RECO’s Column on Escalation Clauses


Delivery:         Email


Last week, RECO sent a communication on escalation clauses to all registrants. OREA received a number of complaints from our members about this communication. In response, President Ettore Cardarelli wrote to RECO (enclosed) expressing OREA’s concern that the article implied escalation clauses were permissible in Ontario.


OREA’s message to RECO is simple:


“RECO’s role is to provide clear direction to registrants on regulatory issues, not sow confusion on matters that have significant consumer protection implications.


OREA is calling on RECO to immediately set the record straight and issue a clarification to all registrants.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 416-385-6624.

2017_06_05_Letter to RECO_Escalation Clauses

Author: bramptonrealestateboard

At the Brampton Real Estate Board (BREB) we believe in the ownership of Real Estate. Our objective is to contribute to the capability and growth of our members in their endeavors by marketing all forms of real property throughout the greater Brampton, Halton Hills and Caledon marketplaces and beyond. The Brampton Real Estate Board is dedicated to providing an environment in which it’s Member REALTORS®, employees, Board of Directors, and Committee volunteers are encouraged to grow, succeed and develop in order to provide the highest level of professional conduct and service.

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